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This print started out as a baseball card more than twenty years ago. Every aspect of it is designed to preserve the original look and feel of the card, from the printing pattern to the slightly worn edges. In fact, this print started by finding the actual card in our vault and then painstakingly re-mastering it with a team of designers. The authenticity extends to manufacturing; each print is made on high-quality, cotton fine art paper that measures 1/64 inches in thickness. Framed prints feature 2-inch flat wood or metallic frames with high-end, glare-resistant glass. And all prints are officially licensed by MLB and the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
When Sparky Anderson was hired as Tigers manager on July 14, 1979, he proclaimed that the team would be a pennant winner within 5 years. The sly smile emerging on Sparky's face in the card originally issued in 1983 shows he had a sense his prediction would come true. The Tigers finally got into contention in 1983, when they won 92 games and finished second to the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East.
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